DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (August 9, 2022) Jennifer Mathis, RN, has joined Halifax Health – Center for Oncology at the Charles L. and Miki N. Grant Center for Hope as a nurse navigator specializing in lung cancer.
Mathis has over 18 years of oncology nursing experience in roles ranging from medical oncology and chemotherapy nursing to radiation oncology and nurse education. This extensive background provides Mathis with the knowledge to help patients with a lung cancer diagnosis through their treatment and beyond.
As a nurse navigator, Mathis is an advocate for patients diagnosed with lung cancer, providing emotional support, education and resources so they can make well-informed decisions regarding care options. The navigator serves as a point of contact to create a seamless approach to care, helps expedite scheduling appointments and collaborates with physicians and healthcare providers to provide real-time answers to patient questions.
Halifax Health is the only healthcare system that offers a lung cancer navigator in the Volusia County area. “At Halifax Health we believe in taking care of the whole patient, providing clinical support, education, emotional support and guidance from your initial diagnosis and throughout your cancer treatment,” said Julie Roth, Service Line Administrator with Halifax Health – Center for Oncology. Roth continued, “When your life has been touched by cancer, you deserve the very best care – from a first-class team of expert oncologists and a team of navigators to help support you every step of the way, and we have that right here in Daytona Beach.”
Halifax Health – Center for Oncology is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers a full range of diagnostic testing, aggressive treatment, clinical trials and support to cancer patients and their families at locations in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach. The navigator program includes nurse navigators that assist patients with breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, head and neck cancer and lung cancer, as well as navigators that assist with rehabilitation and survivorship. All navigator services are provided as a complimentary service.
About Halifax Health
Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org